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February 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER:  ROLL CALL
Description:  Board of Education:
____ President Wasserman
____ Vice President Brandstadt
____ Secretary Baker
____ Treasurer Singer
____ Member Frazee
____ Member Gorton
____ Member McFarland

Central Staff:
Mr. Sharrow, Superintendent
Mr. Verlinde, Assistant Superintendent
Mr. Cooper, Associate Superintendent: Finance/Facilities/Operations
Mr. Brutyn, Associate Superintendent: Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting Minutes from January 19, 2015.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Randall W. Moore, Bus Driver, Transportation, January 26, 2015
<> Kevin Sprague, Teacher, Eastlawn Elementary, February 6, 2015
<> Aleta Stiner, School Psychologist, Special Services, February 12, 2015
2.3. Approval of the payment of school system's bills for the month of January 2015, as listed in the check registers prepared by Ms. Laux, in the total amount of $5,732,049  is recommended.  The distribution of obligations, by fund, is included in the documentation.
2.4. Legal Invoice for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize payment for the following invoices:
<> Thrun, $336.00, January 29, 2015, Professional Legal Fees
 
3. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Description:  No hearings have been requested.
4. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
        FOR INFORMATION
4.1. February Shining Star Presentations (Superintendent Sharrow)
4.2. Midland High's Business Professionals of America share several student presentations
Description:  Andrea Jozwiak, Teacher and BPA Advisor
5. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Lynn Baker; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
5.1. Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment (CIA) Study Committee Minutes from
January 26, 2015
6. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Pam Singer; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
6.1. FFO Study Committee Minutes from February 9, 2015
6.2. For Information--Gifts totaling $14,472.60.
Description:  <> $ 1,000.00 from the Robert & Barbara Stoppert Recognition Endowment Fund at the Midland Area Community Fund for Chestnut Hill IB PYP materials
<> $ 1,200.00 from Midland Rotary Foundation for Midland High Robotics Team expenses
<> $ 2,500.00 from H. H. Dow High School Athletic Booster Club for football equipment
<> $ 3,400.00 from H. H. Dow High School Athletic Booster Club for trophies and awards
<> $ 2,000.00 from Jefferson Music Parents Association for books and shelving
<> $    372.60 for snow sculpture trophies from the Unrestricted Endowment Fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation

CommunityGives Youth Service Program supported by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and the Midland Area Community Foundation has provide the following gifts:
<> $ 1,000.00 for Dow High JV cheerleading supplies
<> $ 1,000.00 for Jefferson Middle School athletic equipment
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High varsity basketball equipment
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High girls soccer equipment
6.3. For Action--Gifts totaling $12,312.05
Description:  <> $12,312.05 from Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Riley for professional development for MPS high school teachers
7. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Scott McFarland; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Verlinde
7.1. HR Study Committee Minutes from February 12, 2015.
7.2. The following staff members have announced their retirement effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Susan A. Bakke, Teacher, Siebert Elementary, June 11, 2015
<> Gwyn A. Bauschatz, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 10, 2015
<> Jeff Beckwith, Teacher at Jefferson Middle School, June 11, 2015
<> Elizabeth I. DeWyse, Occupational Therapist, Special Services, June 11, 2015
<> Arthur Halloran, Teacher, Jefferson Middle School, June 11, 2015
<> Kathleen L. Holthof, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 10, 2015
<> Joyce Laplow, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 10, 2015
<> Cheryl Marks, Teacher, Siebert Elementary, June 11, 2015
<> Pamela D. Ponte, Paraprofessional, Jefferson Middle School, June 10, 2015
<> John S. Records, Bus Driver, Transportation, June 10, 2015
<> Mary T. Smith, Teacher, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 11, 2015
<> Penny Smith, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources, September 1, 2015
<> Nancy Sweeney, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle School, April 1, 2015
<> Janice Vauhkonen, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 10, 2015
8. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
8.1. For Information--Letters from the Board of Education or the school system to
Description:  Woodcrest Elementary P.T.O.
Chestnut Hill Elementary P.T.O.
Midland Area Community Foundation
Midland Kiwanis Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Midland
Midland High School Athletic Booster Club
Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Youngquist
The Laura Ludington Hollenbeck Foundation
AAUW Sharing Project
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Briggs
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thiel
Ms. Gwyneth Satterlee
Ms. Martha Frank
Ace Hardware & Sports
8.2. For Information--Letters to the Board of Education from
Description:  <> FOIA request from Renaye Baker, MEA, requesting payroll records for a former employee.
<> FOIA request from Amy Richards, SmartProcure, Inc, requesting PO and vendor information
9. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
Description:  The following is a listing of scheduled meetings or activities of the Board of Education. All meetings are Regular and Special Meetings of the Board of Education and begin at 7:00 p.m. at the MPS Administration Center (600 East Carpenter, Midland) unless otherwise noted:
<> February 16, 2015
<> March 16, 2015
<> April 20, 2015 (5:30 budget workshop; 7:00 regular meeting)
<> May 18, 2015
<> June 1, 2015
<> June 15, 2015
<> July 20, 2015
<> August 17, 2015
<> September 21, 2015
<> October 19, 2015
<> November 16, 2015
<> December 14, 2015
10. STUDY DISCUSSION SESSION
Description:  This portion of the agenda is utilized by the Board to introduce topics for future study, to discuss school district related matters, to complete professional association business and to relate items of interest. No action is taken during this time. Occasionally closed sessions are scheduled to discuss confidential personnel, negotiations or property matters.
10.1. Hearing from Board Members
10.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
11. ADJOURNMENT
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